Anxiety

Feeling a certain level of anxiety over big stressors or certain life events is totally normal. However, if you find that your fear or worry does not go away and, in fact, gets worse over time, you may be suffering from an anxiety disorder. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling and often passes quickly, while severe anxiety can seriously affect your day-to-day life. If you are finding your anxiety unmanageable, can’t identify the cause of your anxious feelings or if you are suffering from physical symptoms (such as heart palpations, fatigue, sweaty hands, upset stomach, or insomnia), it may be time to get help. Reach out to one of TherapyDen’s anxiety specialists today. 

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Anxiety in its most basic form is a survival tactic for all humans. Simply put, anxiety becomes a problem when there is too much of it. Unmanaged anxiety can interfere with our daily lives, intruding into our thoughts and preventing us from living joyful lives. I have experience helping clients identify useful coping mechanisms to manage anxiety and targeting what seems to be the biggest anxiety triggers in their life.

— Lindsey Blades, Clinical Social Worker in Annapolis, MD

Anxiety can feel like stress, burn out, confusion, dread, nervousness, overwhelm, being “stretched too thin” or even anger. I support clients toward relief from symptoms such as irritability, avoidance (procrastination, using alcohol & other drugs, withdrawing or isolating), racing heart, digestive issues, sleep difficulties, or feelings of panic.

— Johanna Karasik, Licensed Professional Counselor in Northglenn, CO
 

I have extensive experience treating anxiety with Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Client-Centered, Solutions Focused, Trauma-Informed, and Psychodynamic approaches.

— Andrea Miller, Counselor in Arlington, VA

I have experience working with individuals suffering from anxiety, anxiety attacks, and panic attacks. I introduce my clients to grounding techniques that significantly reduce anxiety. I have a background in creating treatment plans that teach clients a plethora of techniques and skills they can use in their everyday life to reduce anxiety, stress and burn-out.

— Natasha Cooke, Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in Katy, TX
 

I work with clients to manage their anxiety symptoms and improve overall functioning. Together, we explore the root causes of anxiety and develop coping-skills to use in daily life. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness techniques are often used in practice.

— Peter Paul, Psychotherapist in New York, NY

Having suffered from debilitating anxiety, I know your pain and misery. But there is HOPE!~ I welcome you to my practice where I will teach you skills, strategies, ways to change your thinking to decrease and hopefully, at some point, eliminate the panic/anxiety. You deserve to feel peace and serenity and joy. Please reach out and see if we could be a good team working together on your therapeutic goals.

— Becky Turner, Counselor in Grand Rapids, MI
 

By staying aligned with the research on evidence based practices, I utilize cognitive behavioral therapy and Dialectical behavioral approaches to teach specific skills to improve symptoms, reduce anxiety and reduce avoidance. I am here to help you identify your triggers, learn why you feel the way you do and learn to cope with anxiety while simultaneously working to improve it.

— Shaniqua Cartwright, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Campbell, CA

I help those dealing with anxiety and panic. This may surface in so many different ways for different people - chronic health complaints, relationship issues, problems at work, low self esteem, and much more. We will look at the source of your anxiety, your triggers, and develop strategies for managing and improving your anxiety symptoms and tolerance.

— Grace Yeh, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Cedar Park, TX
 

Anxiety stems from a thought process centered around overthinking about the worst possible outcome. In this way, anxiety is a symptom of deeper problem. It shows up as overthinking, headaches, pounding heart, stomach issues, nervousness, and a general sense of doom. I work with clients to understand the core underlying thoughts that are creating the anxiety, and then I offer coping strategies to shift the thinking patterns.

— Live Life Now! Counseling and Coaching Tonya Jordan, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor

Everyone has ANXIETY - it's a matter of degree - is it interfering with your life? I will share brain physiology with you so you can recognize when you're triggered. You'll learn & be able to use Breathing and Grounding Techniques to get you from an anxious state into a comfortable place where you can think straight and be "Responding" rather than "Reacting." It's freeing for you when anxiety doesn't have you, "in its grips" and you have options for responding thoughtfully.

— Joanne Baum, Clinical Social Worker
 

Anxiety can foster self-doubt, and shatter self-esteem & self-confidence. Many people self-medicate to sooth anxiety by avoiding situations, or using alcohol, nicotine, marijuana, or other behaviors that do work temporarily, but also lead to the belief that we can’t cope without them. Treatment includes learning how your brain works, as well as how to decrease your overall stress level. I focus on education and provide tools to help you control your experience.

— Rebecca Scott, PsyD, Clinical Psychologist in Pleasanton, CA

I'd love to work with you to help you tame the never ending loop of thoughts and worries of anxiety. I help people to identify ways that they can stay present, to utilize their senses to help them manage their anxious thoughts.

— Meghan McNamara, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Cincinnati, OH
 

Anxiety can be pervasive and disruptive to our lives. I address anxiety by developing a toolbox of skills based in CBT and mindfulness. I also use EMDR when appropriate to address underlying fears and distressing thoughts.

— Olivia Marks, Licensed Professional Counselor in Centennial, CO

Anxiety is one of the most common mental health symptoms I have treated in therapy. I use an integrated approach of different techniques (including mindfulness breathing) and have successfully treated clients concerns about anxiety.

— Daniel Lavelle, Licensed Professional Counselor in McLean, VA
 

I draw from cognitive, somatic, and positive psychological approaches when working with anxiety. We will focus first on strategies to help you feel more in control of your present symptoms and struggles. We can then turn to working with underlying concerns to help you feel confident that real change is happening.

— JD Wright, Psychologist in Gainesville, FL

Anxiety also comes in various forms and levels of acuteness. We will target what the anxiety looks like for you, and begin to develop practical tools to achieve relief as soon as possible. Anxiety can also present itself in different ways in different scenarios, so we will work through each area and the needs associated. Practical help will be utilized as well as deep healing work that may be needed throughout the therapy process.

— Angela Taylor, Licensed Professional Counselor in Dallas, TX
 

Anxiety is our body's way of telling us to pay attention to something--a real or perceived threat in our environment. I work with clients to recognize their anxiety, attune to where it's coming from, and give it the attention it needs, whether by using tools to calm the nervous system, appraising the thoughts that support anxiety, or taking appropriate action. We'll also talk about ways of reducing anxiety through habits and behaviors, and what to do in situations of panic.

— Christa Cummins, Licensed Professional Counselor in Portland, OR

It’s easy to brush anxiety off as a simple act of worrying too much. For every person who suffers from anxiety, there seems to be someone waiting in the wings waiting to tell them their anxiety is not real. As we work to bring more awareness and reduce the stigma surrounding anxiety, it’s important to continue to offer support and treatment options for people who are affected by such conditions. At Grief Recovery Center, we can help you navigate your anxiety.

— Grief Recovery Center, Licensed Professional Counselor in Houston, TX